The Armenian capital is playing host to activities and events reflecting aspects of Kuwaiti culture and heritage, and the Kuwait Culture Days events for Thursday have been inaugurated by Minister of Culture Hasmik Poghosian.
The events took place at Armenia International Museum in attendance of Secretary General of Kuwait's National Council for Culture, Arts, and Letters (NCCAL) Ali Al-Youhah, Kuwaiti Ambassador to Armenia Bassam Al-Qabandi, and Armenian Ambassador to Kuwait Fadey Charchoghlian.
The attractions today were exhibitions for works by painter Suhayla Al-Najdi, calligrapher Ibrahim Habib, and photographer Hamid Al-Amiri.
The Kuwaiti representatives took the host country's care to facilitate hosting of the festivities as a sign of genuine interest in furthering interaction and understanding between the two people.
Al-Youhah noted culture is the language of communication among peoples of the world, and a means to promote cooperation. Bolstering cultural exchange is a priority, as stressed by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. "The agreement our two countries have signed in 2009 serves as the beginning, not culmination of this effort.
During the festivities, and in addition to giving Armenian audiences a taste of Kuwaiti arts and culture, Kuwaiti intellectuals and artists would also get a general impression of the cultural and arts scene in Armenia.
Back to the attractions today, the paintings of artist Al-Najdi addressed the role of women in Arab and Kuwaiti society. Calligrapher Al-Habib's works shown the delicacy and beauty of the Arabic font and the artists wrote the names of some of the guests in beautiful calligraphy.
As for Al-Amiri's photos, they introduced the public to many of modern Kuwait's landmarks, shed light on Kuwaiti history with images on the themes of pearl-diving and sadu weaving, and also showed the construction of clay homes in days of old